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Monday, September 19th, 2011 harvest festival in Salzburg

An important part of the local calendar of events is the harvest festival. With over 2000 events in the country of Salzburg tradition and customs are revived and the harvest time is celebrated.

One particular popular event for example is the Ruperit-Kermesse (‘Ruperti-Kirtag) in the city center of Salzburg.

In honour of the name day of the patron saint (St. Rupert) a five day festival is organized with traditional food, music and other popular attractions.

With over 100.000 people visiting this feast, it is one of the most popular traditional events in Austria.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 Salzburg Fashion Weeks

For those who like fashion and style, the fashion weeks (September 1- September 17) in the city center of Salzburg is a highlight.

It’s the third time local companies are presenting their current fall-winter collection. The aim of the Fashion Weeks is to revive the city center and show the variety of local fashion.

There are events like fashion-shows, moonlight shopping, fashion body painting or guided shopping tours. Especially the guided shopping tours with like-minded people, professional stylists and make-up artists are an insiders’ tip and surely help you to find the right outfit! 

For further information visit the homepage of the city center in Salzburg

Sunday, August 21st, 2011 discover Salzburgs lanes and alleys

city view from the Steingasse


The city center of Salzburg is know for its small streets and lanes with their special medieval ambiance

The most famous one is the Getreidegasse (also the birthplace of W.A. Mozart) but also the other lanes are worth seeing.

The Steingasse is one of them, a little lane in the city center, with rich tradition. From August 26-27 it’s the first time there is going to be a feast in this particular street- the Steingassenfest.

The diverse shops (galleries, bookshops, second-hand bookshops, wine shops, coffee shops and other stores) have special offers and of course there are going to be musical and culinary highlights.

For the detailed schedule you can visit the homepage of the city center.

Friday, August 12th, 2011 Do you know the ‘Salzachgalerien’?

The ‘Salzachgallery’ is a yearly bazaar for art and craft on the promenade next to the river Salzach (city center).

During eight different weekends in the summer artists and craftsmen show and sell their work.

The Salzachgalerien are especially popular, among tourists as well as inhabitants, because of the special flair of this bazaar.

You can find more informations and dates on the homepage:

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 Salzburg Festival

It is August and the cultural highlight of Salzburg is in full activity. The first Festival in Salzburg took place in 1920 with the premiere of the famous play ‘Jedermann’ (everyman) of Hugo von Hofmannsthal.  The ‘Jedermann’ soon became very popular and was played every year since.

This year 186 events take place, for example the Mozart morning performance, the circle of the composer Schostakowitsch and plays from Gustav Mahler. Performing orchestras will be the Viennese Orchestra, the Berlin Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg and many other.

There will be the operas ‘Don Giovani’, ‘Macbeth’, Cosi fan tutti’ and ‘Le nozze di Figaro’ as well as two operas from Richard Strauss.

Traditional highlight is of course the well-known play ‘Everyman’. But also the other plays from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Peter Handke and William Shakespeare are worth seeing.

Sunday, July 31st, 2011 CityReading in Salzburg

An insider’s tip for people who like books and reading is the CityReading (StadtLesen).

From August 11 until August 14 the Mozart Square becomes an open-air living room. 3000 books and 100 sitting possibilities invite you to stay and read.

Last but not least, the CityReading is free and also provides readings from well-known authors.

Friday, July 8th, 2011 open air concert in Mirabell garden

The open air concert ‚Leuchtbrunnenkonzert’ in Mirabel garden takes place on Wednesday evenings in summer (from May until August). Every Wednesday, there is a different marching band performing music for brass instruments and easy listening in the wonderful ambience of the Mirabel garden.

The name of the concert ‘Leuchtbrunnenkonzert’ means that the fountains in the park are illuminated during the concert- thus creating a special atmosphere.

Additional to the ‘Leuchtbrunnenkonzert’ there is the ‘Promenadenkonzert’ which takes place every Sunday 10:30 a.m. (from May until August) in the Mirabel garden.

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